Prescott Indivisible Newsletter – December 16, 2020

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Prescott Indivisible is a non-partisan community which seeks to promote a progressive and inclusive agenda in support of human rights and the environment.

INFORM  CONNECT  INSPIRE  RESIST

GEORGIA ON MY MIND

MORE HELP IS NEEDED NOW… 
FOR THE FINAL DAYS OF POSTCARDS FOR GEORGIA!!! 

These postcards must be in the mail by this Friday, Dec. 18

Every postcard could be a vote! 

If you are already an approved writer with PostcardsToVoters.org, you can text Abby the Bot at 341-444-2229 (new number), or email the bot at Request@AbbyAddresses.org for addresses and instructions.

If you have never joined, it’s easy to sign up. Given the thin margins in the presidential election, even four or five postcards could make a difference! Just email join@tonythedemocrat.org

All you need to begin are postcards and stamps. PTV Volunteers hand-wrote over a million postcards for Jon Ossoff in October for November 3rd, at Ossoff’s request! Volunteers are writing for both Jon Ossoff & Reverend Raphael Warnock, and the more help the better!

Robert Hubbell explains,
“the efforts of PostCardsToVoters and VoteForward may have saved Biden’s electoral votes in Wisconsin by helping to elect Justices Jill Karofsky and Rebecca Dalett in 2018 and 2020. They were critical votes in the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s 4-3 ruling on Monday rejecting Trump’s request to invalidate all mail ballots from Dane and Milwaukee counties in Wisconsin. Those counties voted heavily for Biden. We can take nothing for granted and may never know how our efforts will affect the outcome. Please help the PostCardsToVoters campaign for Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock. Or donate to the candidates at their websites: Jon Ossoff for Senate and Raphael Warnock for Senate.  If you have maxed out your donations to the candidates, bless you! But you can still donate to Stacey Abrams’ Fair Fight, which is working on voter access and get-out-the-vote campaigns in Georgia. Winning in Georgia would give Joe Biden a clear(er) path to reversing the damage inflicted by Trump’s four years in office. It is a worthy effort, win or lose. Let’s do our best to win!”

FAIR FIGHT ACTION:  ROCK THE RUNOFF
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8J7IjjjJZdM&list=UUSnOuWTm6yArCBoeV_nCozQ
 
GEORGIA ON MY MIND
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAHNIGOaHck&feature=emb_logo

Message From Mavis
Chair@prescottindivisible.org

Perspective from the Chair:
Yesterday we had our last PI Steering Committee meeting of the year. I asked each member to reflect their team’s accomplishments over the past year and to discuss their team’s direction that they envisioned for 2021. It was clear that most of our efforts in 2020 was spent on the elections and it paid off at the federal level. Biden and Harris got elected! (Even McConnell admitted it in Congress.) Kelly got elected and is now serving in the Senate. We didn’t fair so well at the state and local levels. The current theory is that lots of Republicans came out to vote for Biden but voted their Republican party candidates down ballot. 
 
In terms of elections and the political process, most of our focus for 2021 is going to be on the local level (filling three city council and the mayor’s seats with Independents, Democrats, or moderate Republicans) and the state level– using the Right To Speak system (RTS) to influence state legislators how we view the current bills.

On the local level, we have an Elections Planning Committee to recruit, train and support people who would like to run for city council or mayor in Prescott. Have you thought about running for one of these offices but felt like you didn’t know enough about how to do that? Send me an email at chair@prescottindivisible.org and we can talk about the process. We need people to run for office and that person could be you!
 
Indivisible in Arizona has organized teams to organize and network on the state level. One of those teams that uses RTS is the State Legislature Team and Nicky Indicavitch and I have volunteered to be a part of that effort. Almost all of our teams are going to use RTS and bring attention to bill in the state legislature that need exposure whether they are good bills or not. Other state teams are the Anti-Racist Education and Racist Team which Rosemary leading and the Social Media Team which Jeff has volunteered to join.
 
The team leaders that gave a report yesterday were Nicky Indicavitch (Education), Maria-Elena Dunn (Immigration), Rosemary Dixon (AREA-P), Doug Kearney and Jan Suderman (Human Rights), Jim Stein (Environmental), Nancy Klick (VVP), Louise Clara (Volunteer Coordinator), Dee Cohen (Secretary and PI Website), Jeff Daverman (Communications), Jane Doyle (Treasurer), Marion Pack (Peacekeepers), Maria Lynam (P&R Newsletter, Member at Large), and Doug Nall (Letter to the Editor Coordinator, Member at Large). This is a great group!
 
We did make some changes. Louise Clara resigned as the Volunteer Coordinator for personal reasons that need her attention. Doug Kearney is going to focus on Research and Jan Suderman is going to shift to another social justice team. Jane Doyle is going to remain as treasurer but needs a backup. Dee Cohen, who used to be co-team leader of the Communications Team is going to continue being Secretary and focus on improving the website and expanding her website skills. Maria Lynam resigned as a PI Member at Large after serving PI for 4 years. She’s going to work with the Yav Dems and be their liaison to the Steering Committee. Considering we just went through 2020, there were very few shifts.
Thank you, Steering Committee! It’s been a pretty amazing year.

Help Wanted For Prescott Indivisible:
Get excited about getting involved!
         Volunteer Coordinator: work with 3-4 Assistants who make personal contact with volunteers. A basic knowledge of spreadsheets is helpful.
         Backup Treasurer to work with Jane Doyle: understand the different PI accounts.
         SC Member at Large: attend bi-weekly meetings and find your niche in this expanding grassroots organization.
For more information, email me at chair@prescottindivisible.org

PI Needs Your Donations:
Remember when we met in person (a long, long time ago) and we passed a tupperware pitcher around at our general meetings for donations? That was an important source of income to support our programs.

During this time of Covid and meeting via Zoom, we ask that you go online to make a one-time or reoccurring donation.  No matter how small, donations add up to support our local programs.  For instance, Prescott Indivisible donations supported the application process for DACA students ($450/student) and over $6,000 to El Gato Azul and CCJ’s food programs.
CLICK HERE TO DONATE

PI General Zoom Meeting: Jan 7, 6:00-7:30
The speaker will be Nicky Indicavitch, Education Team Leader. As someone who is familiar with the legislative process and focused on K-12 issues, she is going to talk about the current legislature and how to make our voice heard using Request to Speak (RTS).
 
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMkc-ysqTMiG9PUt3aLvz6wlcLRlx1faTXs
 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Arizona Mask Protocol Citizen Call to Action!
Keep up the pressure on Governor Doug Ducey to require the wearing of masks in public. Phone, email and/or write a postcard. Go on Twitter and use the hashtag, #DoNothingDucey. Even if he does nothing, he will know we are here. Thank you.
Phone: (602) 542-4331
Email: engage@az.gov
Mailing address: 1700 West Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ  85007 

PANDEMIC

We have all heard that YRMC is dealing with an over-capacity of COVID patients.  They are also sending patients who do not need intensive care home with the necessary machines to help them get oxygen. They are monitored 24/7 via computer (telemed).
Q:  What can we do to help the caregivers who are putting their lives at risk taking care of those who are ill? 
A:  Send notes of support, gratitude and admiration for the care they give others.  They are working harder than ever, including this holiday season. 
Please send your written notes of support and gratitude for both YRMC West and East staff to:   (below in address format)
Angela Bryan, Philanthropy and Planning Coordinator, Yavapai Regional Medical Center Foundation, 1003 Willow Creek Road, Prescott, Arizona, 86301


US Public Health Service Capt. Jefferson Fredy was the second IHS employee to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at the Crownpoint Healthcare Facility in Crownpoint New Mexico, On Dec. 14, 2020.  Indian Health Service.

Health care workers on the Navajo Nation begin receiving COVID vaccines
Read the AZCentral story HERE

AZResist is an independent calendar covering
civil rights and progressive politics across Arizona.  

CONTACTS

PRESCOTT INDIVISIBLE

prescottindivisible.org Calendar of Events HEREEmail      info@prescottindivisible.org
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CONTACT
NATIONAL, STATE, AND LOCAL REPRESENTATIVES

National
SENATOR MARK KELLY

PO Box 27202, Tucson, AZ 85726
https://markkelly.com
https://www.facebook.com/CaptMarkKelly/

SENATOR KRISTEN SINEMA
825 B&C Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-4521 
contact@sinema.senate.gov

REPRESENTATIVE PAUL GOSAR
2057 Rayburn HOB, Washington, DC 20515       202-225-2315
6499 S. Kings Ranch Rd. #4, Gold Canyon, AZ 85118  480-882-2697
220 N. 4th St., Kingman, AZ (by appt. only)
122 N. Cortez St., Suite 104, Prescott, AZ 86301       928-445-1683
http://paulgosar.house.gov/contact/

Arizona
GOVERNOR DOUG DUCEY
State Capitol, 1700 West Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007      602.542.4331
http://azgovernor.gov/governor/form/contact-governor-ducey

Legislature  http://www.azleg.gov/
Senator Karen Fann          kfann@azleg.gov                 602-926-5874  
Rep. Noel Campbell         ncampbell@azleg.gov          602-926-3124
Rep. Steve Pierce            spierce@azleg.gov               602-926-5584

Prescott
MAYOR GREG MENGARELLI
201 S. Cortez  St. Prescott  928.777.1248


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Prescott Indivisible was founded in 2017, when Paul Hamilton and Nicole Romine put an ad in the local paper, requesting local progressives to show up at the library. Over 100 people lined up. In short order, we had formed a local chapter of the national Indivisible movement. Within six months we adopted a set of Guidelines that sets the framework in which we work, designed a logo and printed and sold t-shirts. Our mailing list quickly expanded from 100 to over 1,200. We usually have 100 or more attend our general monthly meetings.

Prescott Indivisible has a strong track record of activism. We adopted the team concept: Communication/Events; Voter Education and Elections; Education; Environment; Human Rights; Immigration and Peacekeepers to assist with safely issues. Initially we had a steering committee that consisted of volunteers. After our guidelines were adopted, the steering committee is made up of elected officers and members at large and the heads of the various teams, or their designees. A diverse group of community activists, social justice advocates and others that have volunteer ties to non-profits and religious organizations, the steering committee assists the teams when asked and sets the agendas.

Our teams and their members have worked diligently to make their voices heard. We have made thousands of calls, mailed hundreds of postcards to our legislators in Arizona and in congress. We have collaborated with like-minded organizations to advocate for issues of crucial importance to Arizona and the nation.

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